Kayak & Snorkel Adventure

Deer Island Kayak & Snorkel

Explore the islands of Mazatlan on your own kayak and snorkel in some of the best locations! Join us for an exciting adventure in nature and experience the very essence of the bay of Mazatlan.

    On this adventure you will paddle around Venados (Deer) and/or Pajaros (Bird) (Deer) Island, one of the best preserved islands in the Bay of Mazatlan. You will explore its coastline while enjoying a journey through its natural and geological history interpreted by our team of naturalist guides.

    During our trip you will visit the best beaches for swimming and the best reef locations for snorkelling. Venados, Lobos and Pajaros islands are the Mazatlan´s most important natural icons. This small archipelago is part of the Natural Protected Area: Islands of the Gulf of California, and represent a major ecological reserve for the region´s marine and terrestrial biodiversity.

    These islands are home to several species of resident and migratory birds like brown booby birds, pelicans reptiles, and endemic plants. A myriad of tropical colourful fish, molluscs, crustaceans and other invertebrates inhabit the rocky reefs along their coastline, local marine ecosystems that sustain most artisanal fisheries and the livelihood of many local fisherman and families.

    • 7:00 AM     Pickup service (exact time may vary depending on your hotel location)
    • 7:30 AM     Arrive at beach location. Welcome by our guides and briefing on island ecology, a quick kayak lesson and security measures.
    • 8:00 AM     Expedition begins. We will paddle towards Isla Pájaros, just 800 mts from the shore from our beach location (20 min paddling). Our first stop is at the beach at Isla Pájaros where we will walk along to spot coastal birds and get ready for our first snorkelling session. Then we will board our kayaks again to navigate around the island to different snorkelling sites. For the more adventurous kind, an alternative route will take us to Deer Island for more snorkelling fun and amazing landscapes!
    • 12:00 PM     Back at beach location and transfer to your hotel.
    • By far, the best way to explore the islands! Our guides are passionate about natural history and the ocean, they will take you to some of the best reef locations most tourists never see!
    • Explore Pajaros (Bird) Island, one of the best preserved islands in the bay of Mazatlan. The more adventurous can paddle further to Deer Island and enjoy the beach and great scenarios.
    • Chose your own level of adventure: from beginners to experienced.
    • Kayaks for all levels: Single for the most experienced and adventurous, Double to share, or Tandem Double (with guide) a great option for children and beginners.
    • Small groups and personal attention by our highly qualified crew, allow for individual discussions about the island´s biodiversity and geological history as well as the marine environment.
    • Your guide carries a GoPro camera to document your adventure like a pro!
    • Proceeds from this tour support local marine life monitoring and conservation programs.

     

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